Category Archives: Health

Catherine urges constituents to back Neighbourhood Food Collection appeal

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is urging her constituents to support the Neighbourhood Food Collection, the summer’s national food collection organised by Tesco in partnership with charities, The Trussell Trust and FareShare. The Neighbourhood Food Collection is aiming to provide at least four million meals to people in need this summer. To date, the campaign Continue Reading...

Newcastle MP: It’s time to get serious about mental health

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has this week backed calls for better mental health services across the North East at an event in Parliament organised by mental health charity Mind. Catherine met with local campaigners and representatives from Tyneside Mind and Middlesbrough Mind, to hear the experiences of people living with mental health problems in Continue Reading...

People with Parkinson’s subjected to over 3,300 medication errors

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Thousands of people with Parkinson’s are being routinely denied access to vital medication in hospitals across England – leading to significant health problems, new data uncovered by Catherine McKinnell MP reveals today. New statistics from the Department of Health showed that from January 2013 to December 2014 people with Parkinson’s were subject to over 3,300 Continue Reading...

Having a new baby, I know how important the NHS is

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This article appeared in the Chronicle newspaper on 25 February – you can also read it online here: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mp-catherine-mckinnell-renewed-focus-8706251 Welcoming her new baby has renewed a Newcastle politician’s commitment to defend the NHS against financial cut backs. Labour MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, is currently balancing political life with the care of her six-week-old Continue Reading...